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The Pantry

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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in after 2.3pm and the girl single handedly doing the sambos, wraps, salads et was absolutely flat out, however she was very efficient and friendly - so no problem in waiting a few minutes. DD had a cajun ciabbatta which she loved and I just had mixed leaves with a delicious chick pea salad. Decor is super and the... More 

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Thank makeandcreatelaois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pantry in Portlaoise not only has really, really good fresh food but the atmosphere is great. I've been there for lunch, for business meetings, and for coffee on my own when I'm running errands around town. Each time I try something different and I've yet to find anything on the menu I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.

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Thank LucindaLayton
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in on our way to Cork for some lunch. Fab selection of food. Friendly staff. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Very busy and not one table left uncleared. Very impressed. Then paid a visit to their gift shop 'Nook & Cranny' across the road. Another beautiful tasteful space with gorgeous wares. Will definitely make a point of visiting these... More 

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Thank missy150
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Missy150 So delighted you stopped off in Portlaoise and enjoyed the buzz of main street. Thrilled that you enjoyed The Pantry and your visit to our gift shop closeby. Your custom and very kind words are really appreciated. More 

Silver Spring, MD
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The capuccinos were large and perfectly prepared and the sweets were delicious. The atmosphere is cozy with quaint touches--without being too "precious." The prices were very fair. Loved the faux chandeliers made from glassware. A terrific little stop with lots of other cute shops nearby for browsing.

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Thank banewman
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hello Banewman It's great to read your thoughtful review and to know that you enjoyed the Pantry as much as we enjoy delighting our customers. Hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The girls are really friendly, there are always at least 2 choices for Gluten Free lunch and dessert, beautiful salads and good strong tea. Lovely pretty atmosphere in cafe.

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Thank Eimear M
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Eimear, What a nice review. Thanks so much. Gluten free options are indeed an important part of our fresh menu choices. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Tralee, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Selection of Fresh Food. Lovely Staff. Good Value for Money and really cute interior. Very Clean.Great Coffee. Well done

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Thank Tracy2507
pita1969, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hello Tracy2507 Our enthusiastic kitchen foodies who arrive to work at 'early o'clock' to bring you fresh food daily will be as pleased as we are, to have earned your kind review. Delighted to have your custom and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pantry Cafe & Deli serves delicious wraps, snacks and coffe etc. Charming staff. Good prices. Relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank melbournian1950s
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hello Melbournian 1950s Its kind of you to take time to review your visit to the Pantry and we are deeply grateful for your lovely comments. Thank you from all of us. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today , the food choice and quality was amazing beautiful home cooked food,generous portions served by lovely friendly staff .The mint and pea cous cous was fab. Great value wouldcdef slip off the motorway to eat here again 😊

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Thank jackie M
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Dear Jackie M Thank you both for coming to the Pantry for lunch and for your really nice review, which means a lot to us. Look forward to welcoming you back to The Pantry when you next pass junction 17 on the M7. Thanks again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous toasted sandwich and tea and my partner had quiche and salad definitely going to become a regular visitor and will tell all family and friends to check it out 😆

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Thank Sandra C
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Sandra C Lovely to have enjoyed your custom and thank you both for popping into us. We're also very grateful for your recommendation. Thanks again. More 

Zaventem, Belgium
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my five day stay in Portlaoise this was the place I visited most. Very friendly and capable staff. Only problem they have is because of all this, there can be a lot of people and it's maybe impossible to find a place...

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1 Thank Rudy_Engels
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hello Rudy So glad to have welcomed you to the Pantry during your recent visit to Portlaoise. Glad you liked the buzz. We will always help you find a place, if we have the opportunity to welcome you back once again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $9
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695
Description
A taste of real home cooking is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches in addition to a hot lunch daily special. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. Wellknown for outstanding homebaked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. We also serve really good coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?